We believe your restored car should run as good as it looks. Farland Classic Restoration offers complete mechanical services from oil changes and minor tune-ups all the way to stock drive train overhauls and modern crate engine installations. We specialize in Enzo-era Ferrari, vintage exotics, and muscle car maintenance and repair.
Watching a talented mechanic at his best is a remarkable thing. That was the the case when our mechanic Steve recently did a complete service on the Flat-12 engine in a 1986 Ferrari Testarossa. Relentlessly Italian, the Flat-12 is no easy piece of machinery. From nimbly taking it apart, to checking every single moving part, to replacing cam belts and more, our guys have a 6th sense of mechanics.
One of our specialties is keeping the classic cars running on long rallies. An example is the Colorado Grand. It's a 1000-mile rally across the state. As you can imagine, keeping a mid-50s or 60s car running in the hot summer over mountain passes can be a challenge. So the fact that we've successfully campaigned 14 rallies does the mechanical talking for us.
From the wheels up, our mechanical crew can handle any collectible car issue. Whether it's debugging old wiring, rebuilding an ancient engine or replacing a transmission, we can do it. Decades of experience on dozens of makes of vehicle gives us the edge over many other shops in the region.
This is a one-family-owned GTO. Originally purchased new by the owner’s father-in-law. It’s a Ram Air IV - a unique and valuable version of this American Muscle Classic.
The owner’s daughter told us that Dad would drive them around in the summer with no AC! Our mission on this car was to restore it mechanically.
This is an original numbers-matching car, so we wanted to do things stock and period correct. Here the engine has been removed and prepped for resto.
After removing the engine and components from the engine bay, we detailed the compartment itself. We also worked on the suspension, brakes and installed a new gas tank. The engine block has been cleaned here.
A full engine rebuild was undertaken to factory specifications. Our team painted and detailed this engine to look exactly as it did when it left the factory.
Here we see the engine reassembled and installed. Note the factory-correct Pontiac blue engine paint.
Finally ready to roar again, with the correct air cleaner for the 400-4 Ram Air.
This 1967 Shelby GT-350 #1388 has always been a Colorado car. It has been with our customer since 1975 (it was originally purchased in 1972 by his brother) where he used it as his college car at CU Boulder in 1977.
Having been off the road for over 20 years, it was in need of a mechanical refreshening.
We removed the engine for a rebuild, and blasted, painted, and detailed the engine compartment.
We also overhauled the brake system and restored the fuel tank. Here, the engine bay has been painted and detailed.
Here, the iconic head covers have been completely restored.
The fully-rebuilt engine has been re-installed into the restored engine bay. Soon the beast of an engine will be fired up again.
Now the car is roadworthy and ready to roll.
1986 Ferrari Testarossa had been in storage for a long time, and needed a full engine-out service. We didn’t even start the car over concern for the condition.
We pulled the engine as is required for service. We replaced many parts and hoses, changed fluids in all vital systems.
We also replaced both fuel pumps and flushed out the tanks. Our in-house Ferrari technician has 30+ years experience working with these kinds of cars.
The engine bay was detailed, and much of the original Ferrari 'wrinkle' paint was re-sprayed to match original factory specs.
Finally, the unique flat-12 engine was back up and running in perfect condition. We sold this car to a gentleman in Southern California.